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Rep. Ilhan Omar writes to Biden in pardon effort

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Lawmaker wants pardon for Daniel Hale, who leaked drone secrets

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John Bolton on the Warpath

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Trump Urged to Seek Evidence Before Attacking Syria

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Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA

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THE SAM ADAMS ASSOCIATES FOR INTEGRITY IN INTELLIGENCE 2017 AWARD CEREMONY PRESS RELEASE AND INVITATION Who: Seymour Hersh What: The Annual Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to Seymour Hersh When: 20:00-22:00, 22 September 2017 Where: Recital Hall, American University Katzen Art Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 at the World Beyond […]

Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity

An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams. By Ray McGovern (published in on Sept 1, 2017) Journalist Seymour Hersh is to be honored with this year’s Sam […]

The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions

America’s war in Vietnam, which was authorized by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution a half century ago, had lasting consequences for the nation, including deeper public distrust of government and government’s determination to restrict the people’s right to know, as retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce explains. By Todd E. Pierce (August 6, on Consortiumnews) […]